While some national organizations have Larry Kissell listed as in the pocket of the insurance industry, when I contacted North Carolina Health Care
of for American Now they said that they haven't given up on Rep. Kissell to do the right thing.
NC HCAN believes that Kissell may misunderstand the bill's impact on Medicare. If we can get the word out that the AARP supports health insurance reform precisely because it will not take money away from Medicare, we may be able to convince Kissell to support his constituent and campaign supporters.
Here is HCAN's message:
Larry Kissell yesterday announced he may oppose HR 3962, saying it will take away money from Medicare, which it WILL NOT! Please call and e-mail his office. Here is our message to him:
I am calling (writing) to ask Representative Kissell to vote for health care reform. I read that he has expressed concerns about the bill's impact on seniors, but the AARP has endorsed it because it protects Medicare for seniors, and makes coverage affordable to those between 50 and 65. If this bill is good enough for the group that represents 40 million Americans over the age of 50, why wouldn't it be good enough for Representative Kissell? He needs to vote with the President and with those who support quality, affordable health care for all, not with those Representatives whose partisan agenda values insurance industry profits over the American people's need for health care we can afford. Can we count on his vote?
HCAN's toll free number is 1.877.264.4226
Representative Kissell's direct office number is 202.225.3715
Please do what you can to get word to Larry that we're counting on him to deliver for the families of North Carolina's Eighth District.